Well it took 7 basses and I finally figured out a way to mount pickups that takes play out, eliminates the awful screws, and looks good. These are 6-32 x 1.25" grade 8 hardened hex head screws that have a snug fit in the bosses on the sides of the pickups. The screws thread into brass inserts that are pressed and glued into the bottom of the cavity. The hole is extended for the screw to have clearance. They stand up strong and firm and elevate with very positive action. And I dare you to strip one of these babies.